Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

Canon has announced a replacement to the Canon EOS 60D. The new Canon EOS 70D price tag is set for £1079 body-only, with a release date at the end of August.

We round up all of the new Canon camera’s key specs, as well as sample photos and provide three cheat sheets comparing the Canon 70D vs 60D, the Canon 70D vs 6D and Canon 70D vs 7D.

Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

Canon has unveiled its latest new DSLR, the Canon EOS 70D – an ‘all-purpose camera’ aimed at enthusiast photographers.

The EOS 70D incorporates a new 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and it’s the first DSLR in the world to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which is designed to deliver smooth, accurate autofocus when shooting full HD movies, as well as fast AF acquisition when shooting in the camera’s Live View mode.

Canon EOS 70D Price

Canon EOS 70D Price

The Canon EOS 70D price options range from £1079 for the body-only, rising to £1199.99 for the EOS 70D body + 18-55mm STM lens. The Canon EOS 70D price tag for the body + the 18-135mm STM lens is £1399.99.

Canon says an EOS 70D release date is set for the end of August 2013.

Canon EOS 70D Specs

Canon EOS 70D Specs

Along with its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the Canon EOS 70D also boasts a 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor and 19-piont all cross-type AF System.

The Canon EOS 70D offers a native ISO range of ISO 100 to 12,800, which is expandable to ISO 25,600.

Also on board the new Canon camera is a 3in, 1,040k-dot Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen, which is designed to support a series of ‘touch’ options, such as swiping and pinch-zooming, to make navigating menus and amending settings easier.

For those who prefer to compose via the viewfinder, the EOS 70D incorporates an Intelligent Viewfinder with 98% frame coverage and 0.95x magnification.

Finally, the Canon EOS 70D is capable of capturing full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second, with up to 65 JPEG or 16 raw format images in a single burst.

Canon EOS 70D Wi-Fi

Canon EOS 70D Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 70D is also the latest EOS camera to feature integrated Wi-Fi, allowing photographers to share images immediately to social media or cloud storage platforms such as Canon’s free Project1709 beta.

The EOS 70D Wi-Fi feature also allows you to control the camera remotely using an EOS Remote app. This allows photographers to control a range of image settings, such as exposure and ISO, as well as focus and release the shutter. Photographers can also remotely use Live View mode, as well as review and rate their images.

Canon EOS 70D Video Recording

Video Recording

The Canon EOS 70D is capable of recording full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution video with a choice of selectable frame rates, including 30, 25 or 24fps, and 60 and 50fps at 720p. Photographers also have a range of compression options for post-editing and sharing.

The new Canon camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Movie Servo AF mode tracks subjects as they move, or even as shots are recomposed, Canon says. Alternatively, users can select different focus areas over 80 per cent of the frame by tapping the touch-screen.

An internal microphone enables stereo sound, or photographers scan enhance audio with the in-built external microphone input terminal.

For more on the 70D, see our testing team’s hands-on Canon EOS 70D review over at our sister site TechRadar.

PAGE 1: Canon EOS 70D price and specs confirmed
PAGE 2: Canon 70D vs 60D – cheat sheet to their key differences
PAGE 3: Canon 70D vs 6D – cheat sheet to their key differences
PAGE 4: Canon 70D vs 7D – cheat sheet to their key differences
PAGE 5: Canon EOS 70D sample photos
PAGE 6: Canon EOS 70D preview video


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